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Download Italian Vocabulary (Barron's Vocabulary Series) epub

by Marcel Danesi

The newly revised and expanded edition of this language helper presents nearly 6,000 English words and phrases categorized by practical subject themes and translated into their Italian equivalents. Subject theme groupings include numbers and measurements, as well as words and phrases related to greeting, travel situations, shopping, using the telephone, and many others. New sections in this edition deal with computer and electronics terminology, pop culture, and finance. Type is set in two colors as an extra quick reference aid.
Download Italian Vocabulary (Barron's Vocabulary Series) epub
ISBN: 0764121901
ISBN13: 978-0764121906
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar
Author: Marcel Danesi
Language: English
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 2 edition (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 384 pages
ePUB size: 1806 kb
FB2 size: 1296 kb
Rating: 4.5
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It groups words into functional groups - medicine, car parts, countries, etc. This might be a good reference. I don't quite learn this way though.
I spent a few weeks trying to learn some Italian in preparation for my Italian vacation; I found this book very helpful. It is not comprehensive, but it contains most of the words a traveler will need. Most of all, its unique organization makes it an indispensable study aid.
This is a "categorized dictionary." That means words are found in very natural groupings like "Family and Friends," "The Body," "Quantity and Space," and so on. After all, if you want to know the Italian word for "left", you'll very likely want to know the words for "right", "front", "back", "up", "down", etc. So the book's organization makes it very easy to find a related group of words.
There is also an "English-Italian Wordfinder" section that is more like a convention dictionary: look up an English word and find its Italian equivalent.
The same author has written a book called "Italian Grammar" that may be of interest.
The book is rather small, so it easily fits into a backpack or suitcase. The book as a sturdy binding and a plastic cover, so it can withstand the rigors of travel (take it with you!).
My only gripe: I found a few places in the "English-Italian Wordfinder" section that had incorrect section number references back to the main text.
Good book to learn Italian but not alone.
Needs to buy some other books such as
"Say It Right in Italian" and "Italian Vocabulary"